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2013-05-04 12:11:31 AM  

ParagonComplex: Seems like my initial thought of "Oh, no... it has begun." is echoed throughout the thread.


What has begun? The unstable dumbfarkery that's been brewing in that entire region since pretty much forever is coming to a head yet again? Pft wake me when that entire region goes more than a decade without fighting.
 
2013-05-04 12:12:02 AM  

Deathfrogg: kgloverfl: Deathfrogg: kgloverfl: Killing people with bullets = ok
Killing people with chemical weapons = not ok

Got it.

Bullets are legal to sell.

So is ammonia and bleach...

Not when mixed together.


What does it make when you mix them?

/Answer that and you're a terrorist
 
2013-05-04 12:13:08 AM  

spiderpaz: Deathfrogg: kgloverfl: Deathfrogg: kgloverfl: Killing people with bullets = ok
Killing people with chemical weapons = not ok

Got it.

Bullets are legal to sell.

So is ammonia and bleach...

Not when mixed together.

What does it make when you mix them?

/Answer that and you're a terrorist


Sorry, Mr. FBI man, thats classified.
 
2013-05-04 12:13:23 AM  

imontheinternet: Popcorn Johnny: Fark is gonna be awesome once all the poor kids get drafted.

ftfy

The rich and amoral have always found ways to exempt themselves from civic duty requirements.  The middle class can take advantage, too.  They just have to mortgage their dreams to save their children's lives.  Of course, if you weren't born into any amount of money, you're pretty much f*cked.  AMERICA F*CK YEAH


Anyone not born into wealth anywhere is f*cked. Most people in the world are pretty f*cked. The f*cked people in America are still better off than most of the world. Everything is basically a bunch of bullshiat for everyone. We just pick on the one that seems most obvious to us. The fact you have a mattress and a pillow automatically puts you above most people. But keep on it!
 
2013-05-04 12:13:45 AM  

jshine: I'm shocked - SHOCKED - that Israel would attack one of its neighbors!

What is this world coming to?


Calling them neighbors is being too generous.  If your 'neighbors' were constantly issuing death threats against you and funneled money and weapons to their cousins who were living on your land and who liked to shoot bottle rockets at your house randomly, you'd likely want to smack them around a bit every now and again as well.
 
2013-05-04 12:14:02 AM  
So if I got the story straight, the Israelis warned they would take out any transfer of weapons to terrorists, and their jets (without leaving Israeli airspace), turned a bunch of shady assholes into smears on the ground?  I don't see why anyone would have a problem with this.  Though I'm sure a bunch terrorist sock puppets will denounce it, anyway.
 
2013-05-04 12:14:05 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: kgloverfl: Killing people with bullets = ok
Killing people with chemical weapons = not ok

Got it.

There are protocols to these things, you know

/we have to carefully rationalize murder into acceptable and unacceptable methods
//otherwise we'd just be murderous animals


/killing
 
2013-05-04 12:14:34 AM  
This isn't the first time Israel has hit weapons heading into the Lebanon.  It won't be the last time either.  This shouldn't lead to anything major given the Syrian's are a little preoccupied killing each other to start offensive moves against Israel.  It sounds scary, but it is really a minor incident.
 
2013-05-04 12:14:42 AM  

Deathfrogg: spiderpaz: Deathfrogg: kgloverfl: Deathfrogg: kgloverfl: Killing people with bullets = ok
Killing people with chemical weapons = not ok

Got it.

Bullets are legal to sell.

So is ammonia and bleach...

Not when mixed together.

What does it make when you mix them?

/Answer that and you're a terrorist

Sorry, Mr. FBI man, thats classified.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-04 12:15:12 AM  

Oldiron_79: shiat Israel just got real estate.


FTFY.
 
2013-05-04 12:15:51 AM  

Deathfrogg: kgloverfl: Deathfrogg: kgloverfl: Killing people with bullets = ok
Killing people with chemical weapons = not ok

Got it.

Bullets are legal to sell.

So is ammonia and bleach...

Not when mixed together.


Yeah I guess you're right, you can't buy premix... have to do it myself, as usual...
 
2013-05-04 12:16:15 AM  

kgloverfl: Deathfrogg: kgloverfl: Killing people with bullets = ok
Killing people with chemical weapons = not ok

Got it.

Bullets are legal to sell.

So is ammonia and bleach...


I think the indiscriminate method in which they kill is why they are distinguished from other weapons...anyway, them's the rules..
 
2013-05-04 12:17:11 AM  
i1309.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-04 12:17:12 AM  
Would be hard to argue that a crazy dictator's chemical weapons being destroyed is a bad thing, especially if we had nothing (directly) to do with it.
 
2013-05-04 12:17:15 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: Fark is gonna be awesome once all the kids get drafted.


There will never be another draft.  Warfare isn't waged primarily through boots on the ground anymore.  It's air, missile, and drone strikes followed by much smaller numbers of troops to root out the insurgents and keep the conquered from remounting any kind of organized resistance.
 
2013-05-04 12:17:22 AM  

whatshisname: Zeppelininthesky: I am hoping nothing will come of this.

It won't. Syria is a pariah state and anybody can do anything to them and nobody will blink. Even Russia's given up on them.



That's not anti syritic, no.

/ only certain people are protected by the brainwashing
 
2013-05-04 12:17:48 AM  

Gdalescrboz: Syria wont do shiat, nothing more will come of this. They aren't going to go to war with Israel while in the middle of a civil war, that would only ensure Assad's defeat.


Unless of course they calculate that they can conduct a non-escalating limited Wag the Dog scenario to paint the rebels as Israeli backed puppets.  I doubt they could pull that off though, since Israel doesn't have a tendency to limit their response to limited responses.
 
2013-05-04 12:18:04 AM  

the_rhino: So it begins, the great shiatstorm of our time.


4.bp.blogspot.com

I read that in Kosh's voice.
 
2013-05-04 12:18:22 AM  

croesius: Thank God Israel is doing these attacks, I'd hate for us to be responsible for the cost of another war.



Hilarious!

I laughed all the way to the bank!
 
2013-05-04 12:19:07 AM  

RealAmericanHero: iAnyone not born into wealth anywhere is f*cked. Most people in the world are pretty f*cked. The f*cked people in America are still better off than most of the world. Everything is basically a bunch of bullshiat for everyone. We just pick on the one that seems most obvious to us. The fact you have a mattress and a pillow automatically puts you above most people. But keep on it!


The fact that the whole world is sh*tty isn't a defense to calling life sh*tty in any context.  Bonus:  Living in the 21st century means you probably have it better than your ancestors.  Living in the 21st century western world means that you have it better than 99% of everybody who has ever lived before you in all of history.  It's almost as though everything sucks and God doesn't love you or give a sh*t.  Imagine what the Sunday School teachers would say.
 
2013-05-04 12:19:07 AM  
The Jews, they are a violent people.
 
2013-05-04 12:19:45 AM  
NostroZ

So... sounds like the Israeli'shiat a transfer of weapons to terrorists in a volatile region, their backyard (possibly even in their own airspace).

1.bp.blogspot.com

That filter has been broken for at least a decade.
 
2013-05-04 12:20:31 AM  

imontheinternet: It's almost as though everything sucks and God doesn't love you or give a sh*t.


We find agreement.
 
2013-05-04 12:22:43 AM  
beldar.blogs.com
 
2013-05-04 12:22:54 AM  
theuglytruth.files.wordpress.com

Israel has the right to offend itself!
 
2013-05-04 12:22:57 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: jshine: I'm shocked - SHOCKED - that Israel would attack one of its neighbors!

What is this world coming to?

Calling them neighbors is being too generous.  If your 'neighbors' were constantly issuing death threats against you and funneled money and weapons to their cousins who were living on your land and who liked to shoot bottle rockets at your house randomly, you'd likely want to smack them around a bit every now and again as well.


Last I checked, Israel and Syria share a border, hence 'neighbors'.
 
2013-05-04 12:25:15 AM  

globalwarmingpraiser: spiderpaz

calling out farkers not in thread.


Yeah...bad form. Shabbos started several hours ago in NY (where I believe my favorite Zionist is hanging these days), so we won't see him for another 18 hours or so.

In any case, TFA says the Israeli jets didn't enter Syrian airspace, so I imagine they waited until the convoy entered Lebanon before hitting the trucks with missiles and/or smart bombs. Shiat, maybe they launched from within Israeli airspace before hooking a hard 180 without entering the airspace of ANY other country. I also bet they had tacit Arab League approval. Those guys really don't want chemical weapons spilling out into the souqs.

/political Zionist
//two state supporter
 
2013-05-04 12:25:43 AM  

BravadoGT: kgloverfl: Deathfrogg: kgloverfl: Killing people with bullets = ok
Killing people with chemical weapons = not ok

Got it.

Bullets are legal to sell.

So is ammonia and bleach...

I think the indiscriminate method in which they kill is why they are distinguished from other weapons...anyway, them's the rules..


You really saying that bullets can't be indiscriminate?
 
2013-05-04 12:26:29 AM  
It wasn't clear whether the Israelis alerted the U.S. before the attack. White House officials referred all questions to the Israelis.

Because when I have questions on a nation's foreign policies, I naturally ask their Dom sub no one can figure out who's what in this relationship ally instead of, you know, asking the nation themselves.

/What, are we de facto Israel now?
 
2013-05-04 12:26:29 AM  

studebaker hoch: NostroZ

So... sounds like the Israeli'shiat a transfer of weapons to terrorists in a volatile region, their backyard (possibly even in their own airspace).

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x259]

That filter has been broken for at least a decade.


I think we can safely assume that at this point it's no longer "broken"

/undocumented feature
 
2013-05-04 12:26:56 AM  

RealAmericanHero: imontheinternet: It's almost as though everything sucks and God doesn't love you or give a sh*t.

We find agreement.


::knucks::

The universe is neutral by nature.  Accept that horrid truth and the big questions start making sense.  I'd rather be wise and moody than dumb and happy.
 
2013-05-04 12:28:30 AM  
Remember the Sabbath, to keep it holy.

http://bible.cc/exodus/20-8.htm

Looks like someone's doing work on a Saturday over there.
 
2013-05-04 12:28:54 AM  
I don't see enough detail here to draw many conclusions, so far.
 
2013-05-04 12:28:55 AM  
Keizer_Ghidorah:

BOOM Skakalakaaaaaaaaaaa!

[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 720x390]


i201.photobucket.com
When the walls fell.
 
2013-05-04 12:28:57 AM  

imontheinternet: RealAmericanHero: imontheinternet: It's almost as though everything sucks and God doesn't love you or give a sh*t.

We find agreement.

::knucks::

The universe is neutral by nature.  Accept that horrid truth and the big questions start making sense.  I'd rather be wise and moody than dumb and happy.


Personally, I went straight to cynical and b*tchy

/I think that may have been genetic, though
 
2013-05-04 12:29:04 AM  
Why is everyone so excited?  Its not like we are going to go full on WW2 employment.  Those farkers will kill each other off with old soviet and chinese shiat.
No taste for the finer things.
 
2013-05-04 12:29:06 AM  

jshine: TuteTibiImperes: jshine: I'm shocked - SHOCKED - that Israel would attack one of its neighbors!

What is this world coming to?

Calling them neighbors is being too generous.  If your 'neighbors' were constantly issuing death threats against you and funneled money and weapons to their cousins who were living on your land and who liked to shoot bottle rockets at your house randomly, you'd likely want to smack them around a bit every now and again as well.

Last I checked, Israel and Syria share a border, hence 'neighbors'.


I don't dispute that.  Maybe I just read the wrong spin in the original comment.  It came across to me as 'oh, Israel at it again causing trouble, why won't they stop stirring the pot with those peaceful Arabs next door'.  Sorry about that.
 
2013-05-04 12:29:10 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-04 12:29:47 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Remember the Sabbath, to keep it holy.

http://bible.cc/exodus/20-8.htm

Looks like someone's doing work on a Saturday over there.


*Holey
Common mistake.
 
2013-05-04 12:30:17 AM  
Good. Let Israel deal with them.
 
2013-05-04 12:31:14 AM  

Stone Meadow: globalwarmingpraiser: spiderpaz

calling out farkers not in thread.

Yeah...bad form. Shabbos started several hours ago in NY (where I believe my favorite Zionist is hanging these days), so we won't see him for another 18 hours or so.

In any case, TFA says the Israeli jets didn't enter Syrian airspace, so I imagine they waited until the convoy entered Lebanon before hitting the trucks with missiles and/or smart bombs. Shiat, maybe they launched from within Israeli airspace before hooking a hard 180 without entering the airspace of ANY other country. I also bet they had tacit Arab League approval. Those guys really don't want chemical weapons spilling out into the souqs.

/political Zionist
//two state supporter


I hope he chokes on a pork chop
 
2013-05-04 12:31:55 AM  
laroucheplanet.info
 
2013-05-04 12:31:59 AM  

Amos Quito: Oldiron_79: shiat Israel just got real estate.

FTFY.


[imokwiththis.jpeg]
 
2013-05-04 12:32:32 AM  

Stone Meadow: globalwarmingpraiser: spiderpaz

calling out farkers not in thread.

Yeah...bad form. Shabbos started several hours ago in NY (where I believe my favorite Zionist is hanging these days), so we won't see him for another 18 hours or so.

In any case, TFA says the Israeli jets didn't enter Syrian airspace, so I imagine they waited until the convoy entered Lebanon before hitting the trucks with missiles and/or smart bombs. Shiat, maybe they launched from within Israeli airspace before hooking a hard 180 without entering the airspace of ANY other country. I also bet they had tacit Arab League approval. Those guys really don't want chemical weapons spilling out into the souqs.

/political Zionist
//two state supporter



Looking at the history of the former, I really don't see where these two positions could possibly be compatible.

As soon as Palestine is declared a "state" Israel will attack.


/One State solution becomes Final Solution
 
2013-05-04 12:32:44 AM  
Is this part of Israel's plan to start building Walmarts in Syria? Blow up all the Targets first?
 
2013-05-04 12:32:58 AM  

thisisarepeat: Why is everyone so excited?  Its not like we are going to go full on WW2 employment.  Those farkers will kill each other off with old soviet and chinese shiat.
No taste for the finer things.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-04 12:34:03 AM  
So I assume that this is just mid-level officers selling tech to Hezbollah under the table? At worst it's Israel bombing trucks carrying Coke in order to provoke a larger international action?

Because if Assad were truly using chemical weapons and selling them outright to terrorist states, the attacks wouldn't be so gentle.
 
2013-05-04 12:34:24 AM  

kgloverfl: Killing people with bullets = ok
Killing people with chemical weapons = not ok

Got it.


Aww, look. It's the token thread Nihilist.

That makes the holocaust okay, right, because the Germans were just killing people?
 
2013-05-04 12:37:50 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: jshine: TuteTibiImperes: jshine: I'm shocked - SHOCKED - that Israel would attack one of its neighbors!

What is this world coming to?

Calling them neighbors is being too generous.  If your 'neighbors' were constantly issuing death threats against you and funneled money and weapons to their cousins who were living on your land and who liked to shoot bottle rockets at your house randomly, you'd likely want to smack them around a bit every now and again as well.

Last I checked, Israel and Syria share a border, hence 'neighbors'.

I don't dispute that.  Maybe I just read the wrong spin in the original comment.  It came across to me as 'oh, Israel at it again causing trouble, why won't they stop stirring the pot with those peaceful Arabs next door'.  Sorry about that.


As I see it, they're the Montagues and Capulets:

Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life; Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury their parents' strife. The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love, And the continuance of their parents' rage, Which, but their children's end, nought could remove...

...and much like the play, there's no happy ending.
 
2013-05-04 12:39:04 AM  

MrEricSir: Would be hard to argue that a crazy dictator's chemical weapons being destroyed is a bad thing, especially if we had nothing (directly) to do with it.


It'd be even better if Israel used their own chemical weapons to take out Syria's chemical weapons...

...yo dawg
 
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